The PDF file was converted from an .ePub fileWith a chatty voice and sarcastic style,The Faker's Guide to the Classicscondenses the great—but long and often complicated—novels, plays, and poems into bite-size nuggets of info that are easy to digest, cutting out the bloated analysis and nauseating debate of other reading guides.From Anna Kareninaand Beowulf to Ulysses and Wuthering Heights, each of the 100 books profiled here is a classic that everyone talks about but only hardcore... Topics: .ePub, Reading & Comprehension
The ability to read written material is very important in the civilized world. In a society characterized by globalization and technological change, where knowledge is becoming increasingly important, reading ability is a key skill for active participation. The intent of the current study is to set out the nature of reading alongside express importance of reading and reading comprehension. The importance of the present study is to explore the current studies of reading in order to find out some... Topics: reading, reading comprehension, reading strategies
For more details, see the University of Florida George A. Smathers library catalog: http://uf.catalog.fcla.edu/permalink.jsp?20UF029579773 Topics: Reading, Reading comprehension, Community college students
This study is based on the Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) by Paul Gruba, aimed at investigating the effect of Power-Point Computer Program on reading comprehension on Iranian senior high school in third grade students. The current Study was carried out, by using Power-Point Computer Program in instruction of passages of the third grade text book materials in senior high school as an experimental group who was instructed by using CD, Video, and computer... Topics: CALL, Reading Comprehension, Power, Point Computer Program
This study is based on the Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) by Paul Gruba, aimed at investigating the effect of Power-Point Computer Program on reading comprehension on Iranian senior high school in third grade students. The current Study was carried out, by using Power-Point Computer Program in instruction of passages of the third grade text book materials in senior high school as an experimental group who was instructed by using CD, Video, and computer through the power-point of... Topics: CALL, Reading Comprehension, Power, Point Computer Program
byIyengar, Sunil, 1973-; Ball, Don, 1964-; National Endowment for the Arts
"Produced by the Office of Research & Analysis, National Endowment for the Arts, Sunil Iyengar, director; editorial and publication assistance by Don Ball." Topics: Books and reading, Literature, Reading comprehension
Reading and Spellings are two important aspects of Language learning but they are often ignored in our schools. This study examined the relationship between Reading and Spelling Abilities among Elementary school students of Punjab. The sample of studyconsisted of 300 class fourth studentsrandomly selected from 10 English medium schools of Nawanshahr. The results of the study indicated that the level of word reading, reading comprehension and spellings ability of 4th grade students studying in... Topics: Word Reading, Reading Comprehension and Spellings
For more details, see the University of Florida George A. Smathers library catalog: http://uf.catalog.fcla.edu/permalink.jsp?20UF030595554 Topics: Reading comprehension, Test anxiety, Counseling in elementary education
The grammatical subject of sentences in English is regularly but not invariably perceived as the sentence topic. Attempts to express this regularity as a rule of grammar are frustrated by the numerous cases in which there is no topic or some other referring expression is the topic. An alternative account is one in which sentence topic is inferred on the basis of properties along two linguistic dimensions. The first is syntactic markedness: the more marked the syntactic structure, the more... Topics: ERIC Archive, English, Grammar, Reading Comprehension, Sentence Structure, Sentences, Syntax
Taking a philosophical approach based on what Plato, Aristotle, and Descartes said about knowledge, this paper addresses some of the murkiness in the conceptual space surrounding the issue of whether prior knowledge does or does not facilitate text comprehension. Specifically, the paper first develops a non-exhaustive typology of cases in which prior knowledge might not facilitate text comprehension. The paper then examines whether any of a subset of the cases, those in which prior knowledge... Topics: ERIC Archive, Cognitive Structures, Epistemology, Prior Learning, Reading Comprehension
A reading comprehension exercise about a young brave boy. Translated into both English and Somali. Suggested Level: LP (Lower Primary) Topics: LAN, LAN.LP, Short Stories, Reading comprehension--Ability testing
Cooperative approach presents an example of an “innovative approach” that constitutes a paradigm shift in the area of language teaching. The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of the Cooperative Learning Approach-Cooperative Integrated Reading Composition (CIRC) on the Reading Comprehension Achievement in English among seventh graders. Cooperative Learning was compared with conventional teaching learning classroom structure using an experimental design. 140 students of... Topics: Co-Operative Learning Strategy (CIRC), Reading Comprehension Achievement
Growing scientific literature provides a perspective of literacy that is at variance with traditional points of view, which see literacy as a unitary, dichotomous, psychological capability that is learned with the appropriate educational opportunity. However, an individual is not easily categorized as literate or illiterate. While the goal is to ensure that every adult will be able to understand all printed materials likely to be encountered in everyday life, it is unreasonable to suppose that... Topics: ERIC Archive, Functional Literacy, Literacy, Literacy Education, Reading Ability, Reading...
A study of the effect of function words on reading comprehension had as subjects 99 college students of English as a second language (ESL) divided into four groups. The treatment was the reading of a set of passages, written in four versions. In version 1 all function words were deleted; in version 2 function words with semantic weight were retained; in version 3 the same number of function words were retained as in version 2, but were randomly selected; and in version 4 the full text was used.... Topics: ERIC Archive, English (Second Language), Function Words, Higher Education, Reading Comprehension,...
The ability of 64 mildly mentally retarded students (10-17 years old) to judge the structural importance of idea units in prose was measured, and the relationship between the judgment of importance and the patternings of recall was compared. Ss were randomly assigned to one of five groups which were presented with a passage containing units with differing levels of structural importance and stimulus saliency. Treatment conditions differed as a function of whether students were given advance... Topics: ERIC Archive, Learning Processes, Metacognition, Mild Mental Retardation, Reading Comprehension,...
Using experimental narratives in which discourse order and event order were not confounded, a study investigated the role of global discourse organization on the comprehension of narrative texts. Subjects, 100 college students, listened to tape recorded passages representing five types of discourse organization: canonical, backward, flashback, embedded, and flashforward. Passages consisted of an underlying event sequence, and used a narrative text with different discourse organizations which... Topics: ERIC Archive, Discourse Analysis, Discourse Modes, Higher Education, Narration, Reading...